- Prime Minister Shehbaz condemned the media campaign against the COAS.
- The PM says that Imran’s ‘trick of using proxy’ has been badly exposed.
- Ordered legal action against the elements running the campaign.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday criticized Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan for launching a “vile, sinister and malicious” campaign against Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir.
Taking to Twitter, the Prime Minister slammed the PTI chief, saying he has been badly exposed.
He wrote on the microblogging site, “Imran Khan is engaged in a despicable, sinister and malicious campaign against COAS General Syed Asim Munir. His ploy of using a proxy to threaten the army chief with an assassination attempt stands exposed.” Is.”
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that the former prime minister was working hard to return to power after the failure of a systematically planned attack on state symbols.
He said the PTI chief fails to realize that “the time for his politics of intimidation, violence and hate is over”.
“He is only exposing himself with such highly condemnable antics, the core of which is to keep his personal interest (usurpation of power) above everything else,” the PM said.
He reiterated that the people and political parties of Pakistan stand firmly behind Army Chief General Munir and the armed forces, and will thwart any attempt and conspiracy to undermine the prestige, honor and integrity of the Pakistan Army.
PM ordered legal action
Meanwhile, a press statement shared by the PM’s office media wing said that PM Shehbaz Sharif also ordered officials to take legal action against those involved in such malicious campaigns at home and abroad.
The Prime Minister said similar minds were involved in the May 9 conspiracy.
“This is a clear message to the planners, facilitators and handlers of May 9 that the conspiracy against Pakistan and its institutions will be crushed,” the statement said.
PM Shehbaz further termed the shoddy, vicious and violent media campaigns as the result of miscreants’ plan, adding that conspirators against political and economic stability in the country have become active again.
He said that the new media campaign was a part of the hate campaign that was launched against Shuhada.
The Prime Minister said that the media campaign against the armed forces and its chief did not fall within the purview of freedom of expression, but was merely a conspiracy, and it was a legal responsibility to end such a trend with full force.
He said that the country would thwart such attempts in the same way as it had thwarted the attempt to incite violence and vandalism in the country on May 9.
He also expressed the nation’s resolve not to allow frustrated and nervous elements to create new troubles in the country.